- Jan 29, 2017
My first BP build, a under hammer using Birchwood Casey's Plum Brown..Followed instructions and the first coat looks like a paisley '60s Tshirt! Any help? THanx
One question: are you degreasing your steel wool before carding the barrel? Steel wool is oiled to keep it from rusting in the package. You will need to use a degreaser on it or it can leave streaks.Well day three and the barrel looks better this go round. Steel wooled the surface and cleaned with mineral spirits and got hotter this time. Still not even coloring (streaking) So on to the next round..Out
I have it hanging by the thimble and application with a soft bristle brush..Perseverance will win out!That barrel is GREAT! Now we need to see the whole rifle....
Mossie, consistency comes with repeated coating and carding. I don't know about the B-C stuff, but LMF instructions say that rubbing hard while applying the solution "will cause a metallic copper film to form, which will impede the browning process."
Hope this helps.